Navigation Links
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
Date:5/3/2012

THURSDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the fact that Americans spend more on their health care than citizens of 12 other developed nations, a new report finds that more does not necessarily equal better when it comes to quality of care.

The Commonwealth Fund report, led by senior research associate David Squires, revealed that the United States is shelling out roughly $8,000 per capita for health care, according to 2009 figures. By contrast, the Japanese and New Zealanders spend just one-third of that amount on health care, while Norwegians and the Swiss cough up about two-thirds.

Yet Americans now fare the worst in terms of preventable asthma fatalities among patients aged 5 to 39. The country also ranks poorly -- alongside Germany -- in diabetes-related amputations. As for in-hospital heart attack and stroke death rates, the United States stacks up as average at best.

"It is a common assumption that Americans get more health care services than people in other countries, but in fact we do not go to the doctor or the hospital as often," Squires said in a Commonwealth Fund news release. "The higher prices we pay for health care and perhaps our greater use of expensive technology are the more likely explanations for high health spending in the U.S. Unfortunately, we do not seem to get better quality for this higher spending."

Released on Thursday, the report analyzed health spending in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Germany, Norway, Japan, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States -- the only nation among those studied that does not provide universal health care.

The authors found that in 2009, the United States ranked No. 1 (followed by the Netherlands) in the proportion of its gross domestic product devoted to health care: a full 17 percent. By comparison, the other countries in the report spent 12 percent or less, with Japan ranking as t
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Carolinas HealthCare System Volunteers to Join Navy Rescue Mission in Haiti
2. SXC Health Solutions to Host Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results Conference Call
3. A New Website Series Improves Appearance and Health City by City
4. Diet-to-Go Welcomes 2 Key Philadelphia Fitness Centers as Partners-in-Health
5. Quantum Health Appoints Stark as Executive Vice President of Sales
6. New Report: The Internet Has More Influence Over Consumer Health Actions than Traditional DTC Channels
7. Satellite Healthcares Sheila Doss Elected Western Chapters Coordinator-Elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association
8. Changing the Course of Kids Health
9. Mental Health America Encourages Journalists, Media Professionals to Submit Entries for 2010 Media Awards
10. Idaho House Moves State Closer to Health Care Disaster
11. UNT Health Science Centers Roby Helps Identify Bodies of Chiles Patio 29
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 2015 , ... For the second year in a row, the management and ... 50 fastest growing companies in Jacksonville. This annual list is compiled by the Jacksonville ... team of Vast Bridges staffers were on hand to receive the award naming the ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... , ... Wedding season is in full swing, which means bridal beauty prep is officially in ... the big day. Every bride wants to look and feel beautiful, but a recent study ... a recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... CanAm Enterprises, ... by USCIS over the past month! I-829 approvals have been granted to investors in ... Los Angeles, the Kimpton Lafayette Hotel project in Philadelphia, and the Valley Forge Convention ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , ... July 29, 2015 , ... July is National UV Awareness Month, and in ... DC shares tips on how to protect skin from the sun, as well as how ... cancer, and is one of the most common skin conditions in America. Many people do ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... A June 10, 2015 article from the ... discussed the importance of having regular skin cancer screenings from an early age. Skin ... ultraviolet rays. When caught early, skin cancer is rarely fatal; however, if left alone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Vast Bridges Continues Its Swift Growth 2Health News:Say I Do To Surgery: Bridal Beauty On The Rise According to New Survey 2Health News:Say I Do To Surgery: Bridal Beauty On The Rise According to New Survey 3Health News:More Than 60 New I-829 Approvals in Less Than 30 days for CanAm 2Health News:More Than 60 New I-829 Approvals in Less Than 30 days for CanAm 3Health News:July is UV Awareness Month: Learn Top Tips from a Prominent Dermatologist this National UV Awareness Month 2Health News:July is UV Awareness Month: Learn Top Tips from a Prominent Dermatologist this National UV Awareness Month 3Health News:Get Checked for Skin Cancer Early and Often 2Health News:Get Checked for Skin Cancer Early and Often 3
... 28 The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) and TDIC ... as their new president and CEO. Richardson begins his ... blend of more than 20 years of management, administrative, ... served as Chief Deputy Commissioner for the California Department ...
... Maine, May 28 IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... William Blair & Company 29th Annual Growth Stock Conference. Jonathan ... on the Company on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 10:50 ... Individuals can access the live audio webcast of the presentation ...
... 28 United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central ... community involvement for over twenty-five years. Locally ... corporate sponsor for the organization that provides comprehensive ... various disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, ...
... But it,s still not certain that a broad-based immunization ... News) -- A vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu ... testing proceed on pace this summer, a leading U.S. ... shipped to vaccine manufacturers. But federal officials will have ...
... an improvement over fusion surgery , , THURSDAY, May 28 ... may preserve some range of motion in arthritic or ... and Drug Administration. , The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement ... uses bearings that move across a surface of flexible ...
... transportation, service/spare parts logistics, and integrated supply chain solutions continues to ... ... Broomfield, CO (Vocus) -- Network Global Logistics ... logistics , and integrated supply chain solutions continues to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:TDIC and TDIC Insurance Solutions Select Former California Department of Insurance Deputy as CEO 2Health News:Children and Adults with Disabilities Benefit from Circle K's Unwavering Commitment 2Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 2Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 3Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 4Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 5Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 6Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 7Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 8Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 9Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 10Health News:Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC 11Health News:Ankle Replacement System Lets Feet Move 2Health News:NGL Expands Global Network to Service Parts Logistics Customers 2Health News:NGL Expands Global Network to Service Parts Logistics Customers 3
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015  Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: ... clearance from the European Commission under the European Union ... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE).  ... commented, "Today marks yet another important milestone in the ... as further affirmation of the sound industrial logic of ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 2015   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and ... products for cells and tissues  ("BioLife" or the ... financial results will be released on Thursday, August 6, ... call and live webcast at 1:30 p.m. PT that ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... According to a new market ... Trends & Forecasts (2015-2020) , published by Mordor Intelligence, ... 2.85 billion by the end of 2020, with ... globally accounting for more than 36% of the global ... expected to grow at a CAGR of 44.6% during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Announces Receipt of Unconditional Clearance from European Commission on Acquisition of Perrigo 9BioLife Solutions to Report Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on August 6, 2015 2New Approaches and Technical Advances by Major Players Like Novartis, Merck KGaA, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Others to Elevate the Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market 2New Approaches and Technical Advances by Major Players Like Novartis, Merck KGaA, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Others to Elevate the Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market 3
... 2011 Octapharma USA ... next few months, including AABB,s 64th Annual Meeting ... National Hemophilia Foundation,s (NHF) 63rd Annual Meeting in ... Octapharma USA will also participate in the American Society ...
... NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 Phreesia, the ... leading developer of electronic health records (EHR) software ... Integration Partner. Through this partnership, medical practices nationwide ... able to achieve a seamless patient check-in experience. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Octapharma USA to Participate in Important Medical Meetings at AABB, NHF, ASHP and ASH 2Octapharma USA to Participate in Important Medical Meetings at AABB, NHF, ASHP and ASH 3Octapharma USA to Participate in Important Medical Meetings at AABB, NHF, ASHP and ASH 4Phreesia and SOAPware Integrate to Improve Clinical Data and Streamline Workflow at Medical Practices 2Phreesia and SOAPware Integrate to Improve Clinical Data and Streamline Workflow at Medical Practices 3
... Stains for Geometric Data Hemastainer. ... Stains are quality control tested ... ensure proper staining and absence ... applications for a minimum of ...
Wright Stain Solutions...
... For fast, single-solution staining, ... Dip slides into stain solution ... transfer to deionized water for ... a second time by dipping ...
This stain is the McNeal formula and can be substituted for Wright Stain solution....
Medicine Products: